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South Whidbey blotter | Paintball mischief

September 22nd, 2011 at 7:57 am by Brian Kelly
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Friday, Aug. 12
1:18 a.m. — A woman fell down some stairs on Cedar Cove Lane.
2:02 a.m. — A man said his girlfriend was making suicidal threats.
10:25 a.m. — A driver hit a deer on Highway 525 near Craw Road.
10:38 a.m. — An address sign was vandalized on Thompson Road.
11:07 a.m. — A caller wanted to talk to authorities about parking issues on Ferry Dock Road.
11:16 a.m. — A break-in was reported on Bush Point Road.
12:03 p.m. — A dark-haired woman with glasses in a silver Subaru was tailgating and speeding on Highway 525 near Fish Road.
12:47 p.m. — A caller reported finding beer cans on the back deck at Freeland Hall and thought people might be hanging out there late at night.
1:20 p.m. — A caller wanted a traffic light set up near Humphrey and Berg roads because of speeding drivers.
1:22 p.m. — A house and car on Mutiny Bay Road were targeted by someone with a paintball gun overnight.
4:52 p.m. — Garbage was dumped on Bayview Road.

South Whidbey blotter | Drinking beer and getting rowdy

September 19th, 2011 at 8:57 am by Brian Kelly
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Wednesday, Aug. 10
10:26 a.m. — A caller said a 16-year-old was seen at a neighbor’s cabin.
12:06 p.m. — A dead deer was reported on Langley Road near the soccer fields.
12:40 p.m. — A car parked at Dorsey Drive and Vinton Avenue was in the way of a county road crew that was repaving.
4:34 p.m. — A driver in an older blue Chevy pickup failed to yield to another driver, who had to go off the road to avoid hitting him on Highway 525 near Marshview Avenue.
8:26 p.m. — A man at a gas station pay phone needed assistance after getting into an altercation with his housekeeper.
11:29 p.m. — A man on Freeland Avenue said something was thrown through his window. He said he heard a breaking sound and felt something fly through the air past him while he was sitting near the window.

Thursday, Aug. 11
1:07 a.m. — Business signs had been taken and left in the roadway on Main Street.
7:23 a.m. — A dead deer was in the ditch on Wahl Road.
10:13 a.m. — A caller wanted a standby on Saratoga Road. The caller had belongings stored there, but had a verbal dispute the day before with the homeowner.
10:38 a.m. — A woman on Main Street said someone who was currently in jail had threatened to kill her.
1:16 p.m. — A dog was constantly barking on Skye Place.
1:16 p.m. — A driver on Spyglass Drive was parked in a handicap space and blocked by another vehicle. The driver had words with the other driver, who then parked in the handicap space after the first driver left. The caller said the driver did not have the proper decal.
1:27 p.m. — A woman said she was taking flowers to a grave site in Bayview when she was confronted by a Hispanic man who called her a racist name and said he would kill her if he had a gun.
1:53 p.m. — A residential burglary that happened the week before was reported on Langley Road.
2:18 p.m. — A burn was reported near Zimmerman Road.
3:24 p.m. — A caller complained of a miniature excavator on the beach near the boat ramp near Robinson and Mutiny Bay roads that was dumping creosote logs and taking sand from the beach.
4:29 p.m. — A driver in a silver Mitsubishi was passing on the right and overtaking other drivers across a double-yellow line on Highway 525 near Fish Road.
5:19 p.m. — People were drinking beer and being loud and obnoxious on the beach near Smugglers Cove Road and Scurlock Road. They were also letting a pit bull run around on the beach. The caller said the group was offending a lot of people.
6:15 p.m. — Two people were passed out on Lenz Place.
6:23 p.m. — A pug was missing on East Harbor Road.
10:23 p.m. — A loud party was reported on the beach near the end of Shore Meadow Road.

South Whidbey blotter | Mutiny Bay pot garden

September 16th, 2011 at 7:36 am by Brian Kelly
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Tuesday, Aug. 9
7:13 a.m. — A caller reported a possible suicide. The caller could see a neighbor hanging from his deck, and he was not moving at all.
10:15 a.m. — A woman said her son was mentally unstable, and was screaming at her and threatening to hurt her.
11:35 a.m. — A woman said her son was threatening her again, and said he would “poke her eyes out.”
1:21 p.m. — Someone beat a pit bull on Fish Road, and the caller said the dog was wounded and swollen all over.
2:40 p.m. — A caller complained about someone who put a chain and note at the end of Wonn Road that was keeping people from using the public access to the beach.
3:41 p.m. — A man said people were trespassing on private tidelands near Ronald Promenade Lane.
3:58 p.m. — A resident on Goss Ridge Road said neighbors were shooting guns.
3:59 p.m. — A caller wanted to know if a passenger could legally ride in a truck camper.
6:31 p.m. — Someone heard high-powered rifle shots near Ellwood Drive.
7:34 p.m. — A possible DUI driver in a green pickup was reported on Highway 525 near Classic Road.
8:03 p.m. — A glass sculpture was stolen from a driveway on Bercot Road.
10 p.m. — A caller said a man in a blue truck pulled into a driveway on Fish Road and looked at the caller’s home for more than five minutes.

Wednesday, Aug. 10
8:26 a.m. — A man on Mutiny Bay Road found marijuana plants in buckets that were tucked in the weeds behind one of his pump houses. He said they looked like they were recently placed there.
9:46 a.m. — A woman on Spyglass Drive said a neighbor threatened her and other neighbors, and threatened to burn down a home and shoot the dogs.

South Whidbey blotter | County on the hook for medical bills?

September 15th, 2011 at 9:01 am by Brian Kelly
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Sunday, Aug. 7
9:30 a.m. — A woman received a text message from her daughter that said, “Please help, I’m stuck on Whidbey Island because I’m really sick and can’t drive back.” She wasn’t answering her phone or text messages.
2:20 p.m. — A driver hit a bicyclist at Deer Lake Road and Highway 525, and a caller said a man was on the ground and screaming.
6:46 p.m. — A caller reported a possible DUI driver in a blue Toyota near Wintergreen Drive.
8:02 p.m. — Someone reported a juvenile runaway. The girl said she wanted to go to Alabama to visit her online friends.
9:43 p.m. — A driver hit a deer on Highway 525 near Rehberg Road.
11:58 p.m. — A Freeland business reported difficulty with an employee who had been drinking.

Monday, Aug. 8
5:11 a.m. — Loud roosters were reported near Beachwood Drive. It’s an ongoing problem.
10:29 a.m. — People were burning driftwood on the beach near Columbia Beach Drive.
1:12 p.m. — A woman said her nephew cut his finger on a rusty fish hook at the Mutiny Bay boat launch, and said the county should pay for his medical care.
4:43 p.m. — Someone was burning brush near Beach Drive and Spruce Street.
5:07 p.m. — A driver rear-ended another driver and a vehicle went into the guardrail near Highway 525 and Langley Road. The crash was blocking one lane of traffic.
5:36 p.m. — A resident on Smugglers Cove Road said a neighbor always leaves a dog outside for extended hours. The owner was not home, and the caller said it looked like the dog was dead or dying.
6:08 p.m. — A driver in a silver Toyota Tacoma was tailgating on Highway 525 near Ledgewood Beach Road.
8:53 p.m. — A caller complained about crabbers on the dock after dark at the Clinton Ferry Terminal.
9:52 p.m. — A dead deer was reported near the roadway on East Harbor Road.
10:21 p.m. — A dog was barking on Kingston Court.
11:25 p.m. — A caller complained of a barking dog on Spinnaker Drive.

South Whidbey blotter | Facebook hacker

September 13th, 2011 at 7:37 am by Brian Kelly
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Saturday, Aug. 6
12:36 a.m. — A woman was seen going through the donation bins outside the thrift store on Deer Lake Road.
10:10 a.m. — A caller complained about a driver in a black SUV with flashing lights that was passing other cars on Highway 525 near Mutiny Bay Road.
10:13 a.m. — A woman on Smugglers Cove Road said she could hear a dog crying somewhere behind her home.
10:38 a.m. — A caller near Highway 525 and Humphrey Road complained of a large amount of “dirty looking smoke” in the area.
12:27 p.m. — A man was having a property line dispute with a neighbor on Hansen Drive.
2:15 p.m. — A driver in a red Subaru hit a mailbox near Highway 525 and Houston Road.
2:41 p.m. — A woman said someone hacked into her Facebook account.
4:11 p.m. — A woman said her neighbors on Mardell Drive were playing music too loud. When her husband asked them to turn it down, they started yelling profanities at him.
4:30 p.m. — A caller on Fish Road said people who were doing meth were getting verbal.
5:11 p.m. — A driver in a blue Ford Escape went into the ditch on Fircrest Avenue. A woman was inside, but was worried if she moved, the car would go down a small cliff.
6:56 p.m. — A possible DUI driver in a red SUV was going over the centerline on Highway 525 near Houston Road.
6:56 p.m. — A woman on Pleasant View Lane with Alzheimer’s went for a walk and did not come home.

Sunday, Aug. 7
1:25 a.m. — A caller on Xanadu Lane complained about a large and loud party nearby that may have underage people in attendance.

South Whidbey blotter | Teenager won’t listen

September 9th, 2011 at 7:29 am by Brian Kelly
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Monday, Aug. 1
9:57 p.m. — A shoplifting incident was reported at the Red Apple at Ken’s Korner.

Tuesday, Aug. 2
6:34 a.m. — A man said a woman’s dog was in his yard on Fish Road.
8:17 a.m. — A caller on Ebb Tide Lane said a trespasser was on the beach fishing. The caller asked the man to leave but he wouldn’t.
10:44 a.m. — An 80-year-old woman backed out of her driveway on Sandy Hook Drive and hit something. The caller said the woman shouldn’t be driving.
4:05 p.m. — A caller on Jewett Road said a neighbor was trespassing on a mower.
4:50 p.m. — A man who was trying to hitchhike near Cameron Road and Highway 525 appeared to be stumbling. The caller was afraid the man would stumble into traffic.
9:02 p.m. — A man who had been drinking was going in an out of the Goose.
9:28 p.m. — A dog was running into traffic near East Harbor and Beverly Beach roads.
10:01 p.m. — A possible DUI driver in a small, blue Ford truck with a canopy was driving on Highway 525 near Ledgewood Beach Road and was crossing the centerline and the fog line.
10:44 p.m. — A caller’s 18-year-old son was “getting rowdy” and wouldn’t listen to anything. He blatantly was not following rules and slammed his door.

Wednesday, Aug. 3
12:48 a.m. — A caller near Ashley Loop and East Harbor Road heard the sounds of an accident; tires squealing, and then sounds of the vehicle hitting something.
9:03 a.m. — A suspicious person in a white Dodge Magnum was seen sitting in the early morning hours near a home on Resort Road. The caller thought it was an ex-coworker who was recently fired.
9:31 a.m. — A caller on Lakeside Drive complained about loose and barking dogs.
11:40 a.m. — A man found a laptop on the side of Highway 525 near Ken’s Korner.
6:15 p.m. — A caller complained of very loud guitars and drums near Middle Drive and Upper Harbor Drive.
6:57 p.m. — A caller on Timber Lane complained about a nearby home where the music was really loud. When she asked them to turn it down, they swore at her.
8:54 p.m. — An aggressive dog was tied up in front of Payless Foods.
11:09 p.m. — A caller reported a baby who was choking.

Thursday, Aug. 4
6:50 a.m. — A driver in a small, gray sedan was swerving all over Highway 525 near Fish Road.
7:30 a.m. — A sailboat near Freeland Park broke loose of its buoy and was caught in the tides.
8:30 a.m. — A resident on Holmes View Drive said a neighbor’s cat continually is in the caller’s yard and using the flower bed. The cat also kills small animals.
9:13 a.m. — A black-and-brown dog broke loose from an electric fence on Bayview Road.
12:58 p.m. — A hit-and-run was reported from the day before at the Goose.
4:30 p.m. — A suspicious-looking man was causing problems at the Senior Thrift Store on Woodard Avenue.
6:05 p.m. — A woman said people were trespassing on Andreason Road.
7:24 p.m. — A woman on Spyglass Drive said her neighbor continues to allow her dogs to run across her yard.

South Whidbey blotter | Drunk in Freeland

September 7th, 2011 at 9:59 am by Brian Kelly
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Saturday, July 30
12:17 p.m. — A woman said she was attacked by her stepdaughter and punched a few times.
1:07 p.m. — A man with black hair and a purple backpack appeared to have been drinking and was sleeping by a fire hydrant on Main Street with garbage all around him.
3:03 p.m. — A caller near Double Bluff Road and Shore Avenue complained about loud speakers and music blaring, obscenities being screamed and some type of rap music group putting on a concert at Double Bluff Beach.
3:41 p.m. — A caller reported an intentional hit-and-run on Wilson Place.
4:57 p.m. — A man was passed out on Bus 251 at the Clinton Ferry Terminal, and the driver was unable to get him off the bus. The rider was described as a man in his 40s with a mustache and goatee, ball cap, white shirt, denim shorts and a backpack.
5:47 p.m. — A caller was worried about a woman who was an hour late for a catering job and was not answering her phone.
6:01 p.m. — A caller said a truck was in the ditch on Deer Lake Road near Holst Road. The caller said there was a person who appeared drunk, and a black Ford truck filled with teenagers was leaving the area on Deer Lake Road.
6:38 p.m. — A mattress and bed frame was dumped in the park near Deer Lake Road and Commercial Street.
7:11 p.m. — Gunshots were heard on Ellwood Drive.
7:35 p.m. — Someone bought alcohol for teens in a silver Jeep Cherokee at the Goose.
11:28 p.m. — A caller complained about loud music at a wedding at Freeland Hall.

Sunday, July 31
1:19 a.m. — A man said his wife was catering at an event at Freeland Hall and wasn’t home yet; she couldn’t be reached on her cell phone.
2:45 a.m. — A woman on Honeymoon Bay Road said she saw someone crouching in the bushes next to a vacant property, wearing a pink shirt and black jeans.
8:33 a.m. — A man found a wallet at Freeland Park.
12:34 p.m. — A couple in their 50s were at the Texaco on Highway 525 and appeared to be intoxicated.
12:51 p.m. — Someone was passed out drunk on Frost Avenue. The caller could not elaborate on why the subject was drunk.
3:10 p.m. — An employee at the Shell Station on Fish Road wanted a drunk man at the picnic table out front removed.
3:15 p.m. — The intoxicated man was still at the gas station, despite a gas station employee asking him to leave.
3:18 p.m. — A dead deer was reported near Nob Road.
4:05 p.m. — A 14-year-old girl was threatening to jump from the roof, and the father was trying to get her down. The caller said the girl might be on drugs.
5:12 p.m. — A statue was stolen overnight from the front yard of a home on Driftwood Drive.
7:36 p.m. — Gunshots were heard south of Pines Moon Way.

Monday, Aug. 1
6:20 a.m. — A woman on Fish Road said a neighbor’s dogs were running loose.
10:10 a.m. — A woman said a white car on Saratoga Road nearly hit her while she was walking across the street with her two dogs.
10:43 a.m. — An injured deer was reported on North Bluff Drive.
11:06 a.m. — A caller on Kramer Road wanted to know how to dispose of some ammunition.
11:14 a.m. — A very aggressive driver was tailgating on Highway 525 near Double Bluff Road.
11:16 a.m. — A dead deer was reported on North Bluff Road.
12:12 p.m. — Fuel was stolen from a school van on Maxwelton Road.
1:15 p.m. — A motorcycle and a small, blue foreign car were speeding at approximately 100 mph on Double Bluff Road.
4:40 p.m. — Two pit mix dogs were missing on Rocky Way.
5:54 p.m. — A man was lying on the grass at Ken’s Korner.
6:22 p.m. — Juveniles were seen with open containers of alcohol at Double Bluff Beach. They were seen getting into a white Jeep Wrangler.

South Whidbey blotter | Cold ground was my bed last night

August 29th, 2011 at 10:00 am by Brian Kelly
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Friday, July 29
12:28 a.m. — Someone was on the side of the road on Ships Haven Drive in a sleeping bag. The caller said the sleeping bag appeared to have Rastafarian colors.
1:33 a.m.— A stand for a construction sign was left in the middle of the road at Hansen Drive and Bob Galbreath Road.
9:32 a.m. — A caller on Deer Run Road said a neighbor’s dog attacked the caller’s dog. It’s the second time it has happened, and the caller’s dog was now having surgery.
1:59 p.m. — A barking dog was reported on Smugglers Cove Road.
2:10 p.m. — A woman on Deer Run Road said the same dog that attacked her dog yesterday was running loose again. It snuck under the fence and into her yard, but she chased the dog away.
3:54 p.m. — A vehicle was prowled at the Deer Lake Park-and-Ride.
4:34 p.m. — A caller wanted information about harboring a juvenile runaway.
4:37 p.m. — People were shooting off fireworks near Goodell Road and White Fir Place.
7:49 p.m. — A man said someone went through his vehicle at the Deer Lake Park-and-Ride. The doors were unlocked and items in the car were tossed about, but nothing was missing.
9:11 p.m. — Someone was shooting off fireworks near Mutiny Bay Road and Menlo Beach Lane.
9:40 p.m. — A driver hit a deer on Highway 525 near Fish Road.
9:50 p.m. — A caller complained about large fireworks going off near Dines Point Road. The caller said it was occurring too often and the ground is dry.

Saturday, July 30
12:53 a.m. — A tree was blocking the road on East Harbor Road.
1:21 a.m. — A woman accidentally set off the alarm as she left work at the American Legion on Highway 525.
8:33 a.m. — A two-car accident was reported on Main St. in Freeland outside the post office.
8:35 a.m. — A woman called yelling, “Help me,” and said her son was going nuts and screaming at her.
9:28 a.m. — A woman complained about a man living in the woods near Cultus Bay Road.

South Whidbey blotter | Staggering down the highway

August 25th, 2011 at 8:12 am by Brian Kelly
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Wednesday, July 27
5:53 p.m. — A tailgating driver in a small red compact car passed twice over a double yellow line on Highway 525 near Pioneer Park Place.
5:57 p.m. — A caller said a man was slurring and possibly intoxicated before he left a gas station in Freeland and drove away on Highway 525.
6:04 p.m. — A man in his forties in a green shirt and jeans was staggering along Highway 525 near Useless Bay Avenue.
6:26 p.m. — A possible DUI driver in a white Taurus was swerving after leaving the Clinton Ferry Terminal.
7:02 p.m. — A caller complained about neighbors on Scenic Avenue who were riding dune buggies.

Thursday, July 28
8:55 a.m. — An elderly man hit his wife with a cane in the face about two days before in Freeland, and she had a bruise around her eye.
10:04 a.m. — A woman said her daughter’s boyfriend has been very open with them that he is on pro
bation and open with telling them what has occurred in his past, but she said things in his stories aren’t adding up. She was concerned about her daughter’s well-being.
10:09 a.m. — A man on Breezefair Road reported fraudulent charges on his bank account.
11:05 a.m. — The cleaning staff at the Whidbey Institute discovered the smell of marijuana and the remnants of joints.
11:44 a.m. — A gas line was cut and gasoline siphoned on Ebb Tide Lane.
2:28 p.m. — A business on Main Street reported the theft of a sign.
2:59 p.m. — A caller on Compass Boulevard complained about two teenage boys who were riding   motorbikes at a high rate of speed through the condos the previous evening.
4:47 p.m. — A driver in an early ’90s Honda or Acura was swerving all over the road on Highway 525 near Double Bluff Road.
5:16 p.m. — Illegal dumping was reported at the outdoor classroom on Maxwelton Road.
6:19 p.m. — Six people who had been drinking were arguing at the public landing at Deer Lake Road.
7:13 p.m. — A caller wanted a disrespectful 19-year-old woman removed from a home.
11:06 p.m. — A man said his wife was intoxicated and was going to drive home from China City. He was worried that someone would get hurt.

South Whidbey blotter | 911 karaoke

August 22nd, 2011 at 9:48 am by Brian Kelly
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Tuesday, July 26
7:07 a.m. — A brown Lab was loose and in a caller’s yard on Fish Road.
10:12 a.m. — A woman said her neighbor came over her fence the night before on Houston Road. She said he turned off her surveillance camera and took a sign from her yard that has his name on it.
11:33 a.m. — A woman on French Road said a dog in the neighborhood keeps  getting loose and coming to her yard and she is concerned about the safety of her chickens. She wants the dog licensed and housed properly so he can’t get out of the gate.

Wednesday, July 27
9:24 a.m. — A possible DUI driver in a green Toyota Camry was speeding then slowing near Greenbank Farm on Highway 525, and repeatedly crossing the center and white line.
9:32 a.m. — A caller on Bay Road reported a 16-foot aluminum boat that may have left its mooring.
10:45 a.m. — A driver in an older Honda Civic was passing other drivers and tailgating on Highway 525 near Puget Drive.
11:58 a.m. — A driver in a red car was swerving off the roadway, at times into incoming traffic, on Highway 525 near Pioneer Park Place.
12:32 p.m. — A 911 open-line call was received from a caller on Main Street. A woman could be heard singing “don’t go breaking my heart.”
12:37 p.m. — A woman said her mixed breed boxer was missing on Clearview Lane.
1 p.m. — An irate customer in a maroon Chrysler was causing a problem with an employee at the Clinton ferry dock.
1:09 p.m. — A driver in a blue GMC van was all over the road on Highway 525 near the Iverness Inn.
2:34 p.m. — Mailboxes were damaged in the neighborhood near Bercot Road.
3:22 p.m. — A woman said she has an easement dispute with a neighbor on Houston Road. The woman said the neighbor was spraying Round Up on the property edge where her horses eat, and said it causes testicle problems in horses. She asked that her neighbor be contacted and asked to stop.

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